Chuckanut Kolsch German Ale
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In the city of Köln, Germany (pronounced Cologne) they drink and brew Kolsch Beer and the brewers’ guild has protected it since 1254. Kolsch is a top-fermented ale, a throwback to the days before lagers took over the Germanic world. Cologne, far closer to Brussels than to Munich, has always had close links to the Low Countries, and these links extended to the local beer culture. The Kolsch offers the simple pleasures of a well crafted beer. It is very pale in color, and the aromatics are a light mélange of hops, malt, and fruit. The Kolsch Beer maintains a bitterness that is quite restrained, although the palate is light-bodied and bone-dry, with a soft malt flavor in the center giving way to a drying, slightly acidic finish. Smoothness is conferred by one to two months of cold conditioning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3580) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
On draft at the brewery and kitchen in Bellingham, WA. This came in the glass clear gold with a nice white head and good lacing. Nose of citrus hops, and some light fruit. Medium in body with a crisp but at the same time clean mouthfeel. The flavor is grain, fuuit, and citrus. Dry finish. Exceptionally easy to drink. A great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PatrickGav (23) - - AUG 20, 2013
pours light gold with a medium white head. Aroma is very light pale malts, some hay and lemon. Flavor is very clean pale malts, dry finish of mild citrus hops and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Clear. Chalky apple fruitiness all over the nose. Fresh, biscuity and fruity. So smooth, slick. A little interestingly flavored but Stella drinkin’ beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1430) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Tap @ brewpub. Very light yellow pour with a white head. Light toasted grain and minimal sweetness on the aroma. Taste is light grain and slight bitterness with a bit of a tart aspect into the finish. Clean and light mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3985) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2013
Pale golden color. Lemon and fresh malty nose. Light body, slightly sour, lightly body, very malty. Authentic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Q-Brick, Osaka. Clear golden - white head. Hay. Straw. Grassy. Light citrus. Nice hoppy. Light peppery notes. Citrus. Clean - Lovely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (4604) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Tap at Faucets, Tokyo. Yellow colour with a white head. Sweet hops, malt, citrus aroma. Flavour is sweet, malt, hops, some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1388) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2013
Draft at uber. Pale, clear light golden pour into a pint glass, white head that leaves irregular lacing. Light aroma of fruit, citrus, and grain. Taste predominately toasted cereal. Crisp, refreshing beverage I could drink all night, with a nice dry finish. A nice treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2012
As part of a sampler tray during my visit to Bellingham Extremely light golden crystal clear with a nice full bright white head. Sheets of sticky persistent lacing. Faint light grain aroma and classic laid back lager palate. Refreshing and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9181) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. The beer is a clear straw color with a medium white head and spotty lacing. Aroma of malt and grassy hops. Light-bodied with flavors of bready malt, mild hops and fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with an herbal hops aftertaste. Above average Kölsch overall.

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